Emilia Clarke, best known for her role in Game of Thrones as ‘The Dragon Queen’ Daenerys, survived two brain aneurysms. An aneurysm is a medical term for swelling of the wall of an artery. The medical condition started while filming GoT in 2017. She had told her team on the Game of Thrones set to keep the matter a secret as she didn’t want to be a subject of public/social media discussion.
Emilia Clark in an interview with BBC international spoke about her condition and stated,
“…You gain a lot of perspectives. The amount of my brain that is no longer usable – it’s remarkable that I can speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally, with absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that.”
The actress is pleasantly surprised and thankful that she will still be able to speak and live a normal life after her surgery. When asked about how was the surgery and how she felt about it, she stated with a light heart:
“quite a bit of it (brain) is missing’, which always makes me laugh.”
She explained the whole condition by saying that if a part of the brain doesn’t get blood, which happened in the case of her aneurysm, that part stops functioning and is gone forever after some time. If that part is not treated on time may damage other parts too.
Emilia reportedly began a charity organization to promote visibility for brain injury survivors. She wants to help people suffering from brain injuries and strokes. The charity is named SameYou.
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